Denim Shirt and White JeansWearing denim on denim is no longer a fashion faux pas. In fact, it’s one of the hottest trends this season. For hardcore trendy fashionistas that means wearing a blue denim shirt with jeans in a similar wash.

I totally get that wearing the same denim wash both on top and on bottom is hard to swallow. So for starters, try a different denim wash or colour for on the bottom. The obvious choice is to mix in black denim jeans (or skirt) with the denim shirt. I wore this Levis combination to death in the 90’s so I think I’ve had my fill of that look. In Spring and Summer though, white becomes my black, so the obvious pairing for my style was white jeans. White looks pretty with some of the lighter denim shirt washes and picks up the sparkle of pearlized snaps well.

I finished off the ensemble with turquoise and yellow accessories because I fancy fresh colours with white as temperatures begin to rise (you might recognize the turquoise belt from last Spring).

You can substitute white bootcut pants or jeans, clamdiggers, walk shorts or a skirt. Adding coral or fuschia into the mix would be right on trend too. I also like the idea of a  matching a denim shirt and white jeans with a weathered brown belt, cognac shoes and wooden accessories for a more earthy vibe.

Alternatively, you can swap out the white completely and opt for dark blue washes, red or or grey jeans (or a skirt in one of these colours). Forum members Laura, Tam and Julie have been experimenting with their own denim on denim looks and look fab. Be sure to take a look at their outfits too.

With Belt

In these pictures I am wearing my denim shirt from the Gap and a new extra-long glass beaded necklace from Nordstrom.